Label : Must Visit
Tags : Beach
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Parking Available : Yes
Parking Fee : Free for 4 Hours
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One of the less crowded beaches in Maharashtra, the Harihareshwar beach is located in the Raigad district, around 200km from Mumbai. Surrounded by four hills named Harihareshwar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri, Harihareshwar is often referred to as Dev-Ghar or "house of God". It is usually called as 'Dakshin Kashi' because of its temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The place has a lot of accommodation options according to every budget and liking.
Harihareshwar has two beaches on either side of Harihareshwar temple, the main attraction of Harihareshwar. Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation has also established a beach resort on the southern-most of the two beaches. One of these beaches is a straight stretch of about 2.4 km and lies in front of the temple, while the second L-shaped beach is about 2 km and lies in front of the MTDC Resort. Harihareshwar along with the two beaches named as, Shrivardhan and Diveagar Beach, form a widely popular weekend getaway, especially from Pune and Mumbai. Harihareshwar is a renowned tourist spot in Konkan and is mainly known for its temple and beaches. It is an evergreen place, i.e. it can be visited at any time throughout the year due to favourable weather conditions. It is nestled in the lap of the beautiful range of Sahyadri's hills.
Apart from the well set-up beach, temple and the MTDC Resort, one can find various accommodation facilities here. Harihareshwar witnesses an annual celebration of the Kal Bhairav Jayanti Utsav, which is a famous festival, celebrated on the birth of the deity Kal Bhairav. This tradition was initiated by Mr Yashawant Balawant Nagle, who was the Sardar of Queen of Janjira administrating the Harihareshwar Village. He also funded the Temple Management by donating a significant chunk of his properties.
RAKESH ROSHANon Harihareshwar Beach 2 years ago